The Global Poverty & Practice Minor is the largest Minor on the UC Berkeley campus, giving students the knowledge and real-world experience to become dynamic participants in the fight against poverty. Students take a variety of courses and participate directly in poverty intervention efforts around the world, allowing them to connect the theories and practice of global poverty alleviation. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to undertake the Minor and investigate the ways in which the requirements supplement their major field of study.
For Information about requirements for the minor, visit the Minor Requirements Page
or view the GPP Minor brochure.
The signature element of the minor is a practice experience, in which students work either locally or internationally for a minimum of 5 weeks to make a meaningful contribution to an organization and/or community. For more information about the Practice Experience visit the Practice Experience Page.
Read about some current student’s practice experiences here and see where students have completed their practice experiences below:
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Declaring the Minor
Students wishing to pursue the Global Poverty and Practice Minor must submit a Minor Declaration of Intent Form. Students may declare without having taken any of the courses; additionally, there are no pre-requisites for the GPP Minor.
Declaration in the Minor will allow entry into the GPP105 core course, which is open only to declared students, as well as give priority for enrollment in Blum Center sponsored courses.
Spring 2013 Deadline: March 5, 2013
Contact Information and Office Hours
Chetan Chowdhry, Program Coordinator, 100E Blum Hall
Fall 2012 Drop-in Advising:
Monday, Wednesday: 10am – Noon; 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
100 Blum Hall